Actress Penélope Cruz and director Pedro Almodóvar will work together in "Los Amantes Pasajeros" (The Brief Lovers)," the entertainment blog Deadline said.

Efe was unable to confirm the story with the actress's U.S. agents, nor did the director's representatives in Los Angeles reply to Efe's queries.

According to the blog, the winner of the Oscar for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" has officially been cast for "The Counselor," the next project of British filmmaker Ridley Scott, and plans to shoot "Los Amantes Pasajeros" this summer in Madrid.

The film will be a humorous ensemble in line with Almodóvar's movies of the 1980s, though for now no plot details have been revealed.

The previous Cruz and Almodóvar productions were "Carne Tremula" (Live Flesh) in 1997, "Todo Sobre Mi Madre" (All About My Mother) in 1999, "Volver" (Return) in 2006 and "Los Abrazos Rotos" (Broken Embraces) in 2009.

In "The Counselor," both Cruz and husband Javier Bardem will be part of an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Cameron Díaz and Michael Fassbender.

The screenplay for the project is the work of Cormac McCarthy, author of the like-named novel on which "No Country for Old Men" was based, a film for which Bardem won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. 

EFE

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